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Why Women-Owned Startups Are A Better Bet
“[W]hen women business owners pitch their ideas to investors for early-stage capital, they receive significantly less (…) than men. Yet businesses founded by women ultimately deliver higher revenue”.
Face the Facts: Gender Equality 2018
"Australian women are over-represented as part-time workers in low-paid industries and in insecure work and continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles in the private and public sectors."
The Power of Parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific
"Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP by 2025 (...) All countries would benefit from advancing women’s equality."
Women, Business and the Law 2018
"No economy can grow to its full potential unless both women and men participate fully. As half the world’s population, women have an equal role in driving economic growth."
Gender Equity Insights 2018: Inside Australia’s gender pay gap
"The findings in this third report offer some encouragement that Australian businesses are taking the issue of gender pay equity seriously".
Taking forward the women’s economic empowerment agenda
"Women’s economic empowerment is both an economic and moral imperative. It is not just a ‘women’s issue’ – improving women’s economic empowerment is crucial for both broader economic growth and human development."
Number of Female Directors on ASX Stalls
"A new report shows little progress has towards the target of women holding 30 per cent of boardroom seats at Australia's biggest listed companies."
30% by 2018: Gender diversity progress report (Quarterly Report: Volume 9, 2017)
A quarterly report on progress made towards achieving the AICD's target of 30% of women on the boards of ASX 200 companies.
Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling: Future proofing your business in the 21st Century (synopsis report)
"Australian organisations with culturally and gender balanced leadership teams are well positioned to thrive in today’s diverse and complex operating environments."
Gender Budgeting in OECD Countries
“Gender budgeting involves using the tools, techniques and procedures of the budget cycle in a systematic way to promote equality.”
Macroeconomic Policy and Women’s Economic Empowerment
"Macroeconomic policies are crucial enablers of gender equality as they shape the overall economic environment for advancing [Women’s Economic Empowerment]."
Not So Super, For Women: Superannuation and Women’s Retirement Outcomes
"Women are simply not being assisted by super towards a reasonable standard of living in retirement. Women’s superannuation balances at retirement are 47% lower than men’s. (...) Superannuation is failing women."